Rant: May 23, 2020 – “We’re all in this together…until it cuts into my profits.”

Sigh. https://act.leadnow.ca/amazon-workers-fair-wage/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blast2020-05-23 Some background:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/amazon-pandemic-pay-raise-end-canada-warehouse-workers-1.5573345 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/feb/05/amazon-workers-protest-unsafe-grueling-conditions-warehouse https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/08/24/thousands-amazon-workers-receive-food-stamps-now-bernie-sanders-wants-amazon-pay-up/ https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/7xm4dy/ambulances-were-called-to-amazon-warehouses-600-times-in-three-years https://observer.com/2020/02/jeff-bezos-amazon-stock-richest-man/ https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/5/4/21246361/amazon-vp-tim-bray-resigns-activist-firing-awshttps://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-employees-describe-peak-2019-2 https://www.salon.com/2020/05/15/as-bezos-wealth-jumps-30-billion-amid-pandemic-amazon-to-end-2-per-hour-hazard-pay-for-workers_partner/

Chapter 01 – Background – September 2015 to December 2016

This will NOT be a rant against an evil landlord. This blog will be a detailed example of how far a landlord can go without any real consequences, the lack of any real protection at all for tenants in Hamilton from a landlord who refuses to do repairs and who is willing to harass and intimidate a tenant into moving. It is a clear failure of Municipal Law Enforcement, the Landlord Tenant Board and HPS. This is an example of the general inability of our legal system to deal with “sociopathic” behavior that is extremely disturbing and affects quality of life for everyone. Badly. The most well-known example would be the current POTUS, Donald Trump (and I’m not certain that Trump is a “sociopath”, since I’ve never met the man. But his behavior closely mimics what one would expect from someone suffering from NPD.)

Part YYY-001 April 27, 2020

I will be updating the content of this entire blog over the next few weeks, filling in the missing parts of the timeline and deleting some opinions. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted some of the holes in our social safety net; others are not so well reported. This blog will be a well documented account …